Foods that Help Anxiety

Jan 23, 2015 by

Foods that Help Anxiety

So I’ve been doing a ton of reading lately on diets that can help to alter moods. Something I’ve been finding time and time again is that Omega-3 fatty acids can drastically improve your mood. It’s been suggested by doctors that consuming foods that are high in omega-3 can make you happier, lower stress levels, and aid in blood sugar regulation which will then in turn help eliminate those serious highs and lows.

Diets to aid Anxiety, www.lovetheeveryday.com
Hello?!?! Why didn’t I know this before?I’m always looking for help with anxiety symptoms!

Reading an article at LifeExtention Magazine prompted me to look into which foods I was already eating that were high in omega-3 and what foods I could add to my diet to help with this stress regulation because apparently Omega-3 Levels affect both mood as well as brain function and who doesn’t want to be smarter and happier?

Also, food. Who can say no to food?
So here’s what I’m adding to my diet, or increasing my intake of:
1. Seeds, flaxseed Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 8543mg
I already have this at the house I just don’t use it very often. I’m going to look up some recipes that call for flaxseed to see how I can be more purposeful in adding it into my weekly rotation. Right now I only add it to smoothies once in a while.
2. Seeds, chia seeds, dried Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 7164mg
I have walked by these in the grocery store so many times and though to myself, “Gee, Self, You really should buy those.” And I haven’t. I did however discover a really awesome overnight oatmeal recipe that I am dying to try out that has these in it. Soooo….
3. Radish seeds, sprouted, raw Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 3358mg
I have no idea where to get these or that to do with them, but I’m adding this to my to-figure-out list.

 

4. Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 2843mg
I do not love salmon. But I’ve been trying numerous recipes lately to try to spice up my salmon repertoire lately. I’ll let you know when I find a winner.
5. Basil, fresh Total Omega-3 fatty acids: 2747mg
This is brilliant because I love pesto. And also any excuse to eat pasta. (Oregano and Cloves also have pretty high levels of Omega-3)

 

There are a whole bunch more foods listed here with pretty high omega-3 oil ratings. Also, obviously there are supplements that you can buy at the drug store, but I’d rather eat. I love to eat.

Anyone have a really awesome salmon topped with radish seeds recipe?

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